Savor the flavors of the Pennsylvania Ice Cream Trail at Merrymead Farm

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By Good Info News Wire

June 10, 2024

Merrymead Farm’s Creamery is celebrated as one of Pennsylvania’s sweetest stops.

Located in Landsdale, Montgomery County, Merrymead Farm’s creamery is being recognized as one of 41 premium creameries featured on Scooped: An Ice Cream Trail, part of The Great American Getaway initiative launched by Governor Josh Shapiro.

The Ice Cream Trail is a multi-partner initiative, designed to support Pennsylvania dairy farms and small businesses while offering a joyful summer activity for residents and visitors.

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Executive Deputy Secretary Mike Hanna, Jr. highlighted the attraction during their summer visit to the farm.

Pennsylvania’s Ice Cream Trail

Scooped: An Ice Cream Trail was launched in 2018, in collaboration with the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture and its PA Preferred® program, the Center for Dairy Excellence, and DCED’s Tourism Office. The trail takes visitors to 41 creameries across Pennsylvania, supporting the state’s agritourism industry and offering a range of ice cream flavors to enjoy.

Recognizing the significant role of the dairy industry in Pennsylvania’s economy, Hanna highlighted the Ice Cream Trail as a “fun and delicious way to support Pennsylvania small businesses and our dairy industry.” With the second-largest number of dairy farms in the U.S., Pennsylvania’s dairy industry provides over 47,000 jobs and contributes $11.8 billion annually to the state economy.

Scooped: An Ice Cream Trail also aligns with Governor Shapiro’s Economic Development Strategy, which prioritizes the agriculture and tourism industries. The trail is part of a newly adopted marketing strategy aimed at highlighting hidden gems and attractions that support Pennsylvania’s economy and enhance residents’ quality of life. Travelers can learn more about participating creameries, plan out summer adventures, and sign up free on the trail’s official website.

About Merrymead Farm

Merrymead Farm, a working dairy farm, provides an immersive agricultural experience on a family-owned and operated dairy farm. Open year-round, the farm features over 32 flavors of homemade ice cream, along with fresh-baked treats, seasonal market items, and more. Visitors can also view the milking process, interact with farm animals, explore a seasonal market, and even take a wagon ride in the fall.

As a Pennsylvania Century Farm, Merrymead has been in the Rothenberger family for over 100 years and is now managed by the third and fourth generations. The farm’s mission is to create lifelong family memories, and its family-friendly environment is an embodiment of the importance of small businesses in Pennsylvania’s economic landscape.

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This story was generated in part by AI and edited by The Keystone staff.

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